Year 5 Studies

KS2 Curriculum Framework Maths Calculation Guidance Year 5 & 6 Spelling List Useful Apps

Term 3

Maths In maths lessons, we will be focusing on :

  • multiplication
  • division
  • place value
  • written and mental methods
  • solving problems
  • fractions
  • shape


Fiction writing will include:

  • Diary entries
  • Writing for suspense
  • Poetry

Non-fiction writing will include:

  • Non chronological reports
  • Balanced arguments
  • Persuasive writing
Science Science for Term 3 is based on Space. We will study:

  • The Sun, Earth, Moon and space
  • Rotation of the Earth (day and night)
  • Revolution around the Sun (seasons)
  • Phases of the moon
Topic As part of our Space topic, we will also study:

  • Moon landings
  • Planets of the solar system
  • Asteroids, meteors and comets
  • Animals in space
  • Timeline of space travel

Term 4

Maths In maths lessons, we will be focusing on :

  • Using number and place value to solve problems
  • Adding, subtracting and multiplying fractions
  • Percentages
  • Multiplying and dividing to solve problems
  • Measures, including time
  • Shape and position
English Fiction writing will include:

  • Writing form a character’s point of view.
  • Suspense
  • Flashbacks
  • Extended creative writing

Non-fiction writing will include:

  • Travel writing
  • Diary writing
Science Science in Term 4 will be focused on Forces, including:

  • Gravity
  • Friction
  • Air resistance
  • Water resistance


Topic Our topic in Term 4 will be Europe. We will look at:

  • Locating Europe on a globe/world map
  • Existing understanding of Europe and the countries within Europe
  • Geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography
  • Features of specific countries in Europe

Term 1


We will be studying Ancient Greece, including:

  • Spread of the Ancient Greek civilization
  • Ancient Greek democracy
  • The birth of the Olympic games
  • Greek art and design
  • Gods and Goddesses
  • Battles and wars


  • Fiction writing linked to Greek mythology
  • Descriptive writing, including characters and settings
  • Developing structure of longer pieces of writing
  • Varied sentence structures
  • Drafting and editing for improvement


We will be concentrating on:

  • Place value to 6 digits
  • Formal methods of addition and subtraction
  • Mental strategies for addition and subtraction
  • Factors and multiples


We will be studying materials, including:

  • Comparing and grouping materials based on properties
  • Applying knowledge of the three states of matter to the processes of dissolving, filtering, sieving and evaporating
  • Reversible and irreversible changes